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The ABC of genuine happiness – Z

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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Z – Zap Negativity

Oh yes,

Negativity brings you down, being with negative people all the time will make you feel negative and down. Let’s see life in a positive way.

Life is fantastic, it is what you make it and even on a bad day there is something positive at the end of the day. Even if it is something small. Seeing the small things and being grateful for it is the best way to find positivity in your life and surroundings. Enjoy your breath in the cold air,  enjoy being alive, enjoy the bird in the tree singing, enjoy the peaceful 5 minutes you get in a busy day, enjoy the hug you give.

Enjoy every moment. Every moment is precious!

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… to be continued ….oh no it is finished.

This is the last post on the ABC of happiness and it is about positive attitude, I love it!

I had great fun doing this ABC and hope you all enjoyed it too!

I did start this in November last year, yes it has taken me a whole year 🙂

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  Here is my Google service and now you know why it was slow….

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Wishing you  a zazzy and zuper day!

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Pictures from Google and Lynda Field .com

The ABC of genuine happiness – Y

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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Y – Yell less.

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Yelling has never solved problems but more likely added to it.

It is much better to stay calm, think and discuss the problem and find a solution.

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Yield to your thoughts

I have to admit I am not very familiar with the word yield. So here some thoughts about thoughts….

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and most important…

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… to be continued ….  one more 🙂

Wishing you  a yummy and yes’ day!

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The ABC of genuine happiness – X

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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X – Xerox your smiley face

I love smiling….

Put your smile on other people’s faces.

Start your day with a smile!

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Give your smile away……

give others a a bit of happiness….

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and keep copying it!

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… to be continued ….

Wishing you  an xtra special and xenial day!

 As you can imagine it is hard with x….so  special thanks to Al for finding this word!

Xenial – Hospitable, especially to visiting strangers or foreigners; Of the relation between a host and guest; friendly

The ABC of genuine happiness – W

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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W – Walk. Write. Watch the sunset

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Walk more today, think clearer tomorrow

Look for outside motivation

Walking is still one of the best exercises you can do.

Walk to better brain health

In a recent study from Maryland University, researchers asked two groups of volunteers age 60 to 88 (half with cognitive impairment, half without) to take a daily walk on a treadmill at moderate intensity.

After 12 weeks of walking activity, the volunteers underwent tests and scans to check cognition. Amazingly, the group with cognitive impairment showed improvements in memory, learning and recall tasks, and better efficiency in areas of the brain linked with Alzheimer’s.

To better the effects, try taking your walk in a green area – in one 2012 study published in Environmental Science & Technology , researchers found that just five minutes of exercise in a green space was enough to benefit mental health and improve self-esteem.

Let’s not forget that getting outside for a stroll does more for your mental well-being than boost your memory. Exercise boosts your happy factor, reduces stress, improves productivity and can reduce symptoms of depression.

And if you think there’s just not enough time in your working day, consider this; in a study of office workers led by Bristol University, those who exercised during their lunch break reported better mood, improvements in time management, better concentration levels and mental performance.

They also felt more able to deal with stress and experienced higher levels of motivation. Sounds like a good excuse for a lunchtime walk!

 

 

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Most of you are fantastic writers… I am more of a reader and enjoy written word!

So keep on writing your good stories!

Watch the Sunset

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What better way is there but to watch a sunset!

Every sunset brings you the promise of a new dawn.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

… to be continued ….

Wishing you  a wonderful and warm day!

 

 

The ABC of genuine happiness – V

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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V – Vent. Visualise your dreams

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People like to talk more than they like to act. They like to sit there and complain and vent. Somehow they think that changes things, when it doesn’t.

James Patterson

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Visualise your dreams

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Visualise this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin.

Robert Collllier

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… to be continued ….

Wishing you  a valuable and vibrant day!

 

 

The ABC of genuine happiness – U

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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U – Unleash your strength

Strength is not something others can give you but something you have deep within you. It often gets put aside or forgotten because we allow ourselves to become dependent on those around us. Never question whether you have the strength you need to make it through any difficulties because you do! YOU are stronger than you give yourself credit for being and YOU will make it through if you believe that you will. The strength comes from the knowledge that you will be alright. Believe in yourself and the strength to overcome will come with it.

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True strength is keeping everything together when everyone expects you to fall apart.

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You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

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Be strong!


… to be continued ….

Wishing you  an  unique and upbeat day!

 

 

The ABC of genuine happiness – T

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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T – Take powernaps. Talk wisely

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When to power nap?

Most scientific research on restorative nap indicates that the best time for a short doze is at midday. Some people take it before lunch but most will wait until right after lunch, at this time digestion compounds with time of the day. This is a point in your circadian cycle (your body natural sleep regulation rythm) where you already have a natural tendency to fall asleep. Don’t delay your nap, napping after 4 or 6pm might degrade your night sleep or reduce your sleep quality.

How long?

For most people a 20 minute power nap is optimal, some might prefer adding a 5 to 10 minute buffer to allow extra relaxation time before the actual nap. This is probably useful if you feel stress or difficulties to let go. It is up to you to fine tune your nap environment in order for you to find the perfect restorative sleep.

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Talk wisely

Be impeccable with your word.

Speak with integrity.

Say only what you mean.

Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.

Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

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The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of  a wise man is in his heart.

Benjamin Franklin

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An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.

 Proverbs 24:26

… to be continued ….

Wishing you  a thoughtful and thankful day!

 

 

 

The ABC of genuine happiness – S

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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S – Smile. Sleep. Simplicity

Oh I love smiling….

and could talk all day about it but here some of my favourites smile quotes:

Smile – It’s the second best you can do with your lips.

Smiling is my favourite exercise.

A smile is something you can’t give away; it always comes back to you.

It takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body… the heart.

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.  Charles Gordy

Everyone smiles in the same language.

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.  Lee Mildon

Wear a smile – one size fits all.

You’re never fully dressed without a smile.  Martin Charnin

A smile can brighten the darkest day.

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. Mother Teresa

 

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Simplicity

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“Life gets better when you SIMPLIFY !!!!!!! Remove the clutter, excess, unnecessary and everything that does not serve you well; and you will feel better. Things were meant to serve us, but these days it seems more that we serve things.

How about de-cluttering your mind?

Get rid of negative, unpleasant thoughts; make room for positive, cheerful thoughts.

Get rid of unwanted memories; make room for new memories.

Get rid of destructive, angry thoughts; make room for loving, happy thoughts.

It’ll feel as good within yourself as tidying your closet.


… to be continued ….

Wishing you  a surprising and super day!

 

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The ABC of genuine happiness – R

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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R – Read. Relax. Reinvent yourself.

“Let us read and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” Voltaire

I love reading and could get lost in bookshops.

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Relax

Everyone relaxes in a different way.

My favourite is the hammock between the palm trees…. which one is yours?

Reinvent yourself

It is never too late to start again, reinvent yourself, change, take risks, get out of the comfort zone, be a new you, follow your dreams, do what makes you happy.

You are in control of your life and happiness.

Be irresistible,

be amazing

be you!

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… to be continued ….

Wishing you  a radiant remakable and reflective day!

The ABC of genuine happiness – Q

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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Q – Quit a bad habit. Quiet your mind

Habits come very easy but breaking a bad habit is rather hard. We all have our little habits we like to stop and sometimes real willpower is needed to do so.

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you will never look back and be grateful you did it.

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Which one will you quit this year?

QUIET your mind

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Meditation is a technique for quieting the mind, shutting down the mind chanter so that we can be still and 100% present with the now”

— Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D., Meditation Expert

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Shine and enjoy the NOW!

The present moment is the only moment available to us and it is the door to all moments.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.

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Being must be felt. It can’t be thought. ~ Eckhart Tolle ~

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… to be continued ….

Wishing you  an quirky and quiet day!